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Definition of "southernwood" []

  • An aromatic southern European shrubby woody plant (Artemisia abrotanum) having finely divided grayish foliage and globose, nodding, creamy-white flower heads. Also called old man. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "southernwood" in a sentence
  • "I am going to call the southernwood 'appleringie' after this."
  • "The "southernwood" or "old man," cultivated in cottage gardens on account of its fragrance, is another species of it."
  • ""I am going to call the southernwood 'appleringie' after this."